Svindal wins Lake Louise men's World Cup super-G
LAKE LOUISE, Canada (AFP) –
Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal completed a Lake Louise double on Sunday, winning the first super-G of the men’s alpine World Cup season a day after capturing the opening downhill.
France’s Adrien Theaux was second and Austria’s Joachim Puchner third.
Svindal’s downhill triumph on Saturday was his first at Lake Louise, but he claimed his fourth super-G victory at the resort in the Canadian Rockies to go with those he earned in 2005, 2007 and last year.
He clocked 1min 34.96sec to finish 85-hundredths of a second in front of Theaux, the first Frenchman to claim a World Cup podium place this season, and 90-hundredths of a second in front of Puchner.
Svindal notched the 18th World Cup victory of his career and joined American Bode Miller and Austrian Stephan Eberharter as the only men to complete a downhill-super-G double at Lake Louise since it became a regular stop on the World Cup circuit in 1999.
Miller accomplished the feat in 2004 while Eberharter did it in 2002.